Arts & Entertainment

Sitka Music Festival

2024 Updates from Exec Director Alex Serio

New This Summer:  We will have two Mean Queen Events on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays and two Midweek at Miner Music Center events on Wednesdays. The Midweek concerts will include…

Health & Safety

Kake Mobile Mammogram

By SEARHC in Kake, April 21-24

Mobile mammograms and Women’s health appts. will be available in Kake, Alaska, from Sunday April 21 at 8am to Wednesday, April 24 at 5pm. The WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Team and…

Alaska Native Culture & Language, Arts & Entertainment, Education

Beginning NWC Drum Making

With Abel Ryan, at SHI in Juneau

Course takes place in Juneau at Atnané Hít from May 6-12. Apply by April 22nd. Cost is $50. Course is open to anyone but also offers credit from UAS (S180…

Food, Gardening & Foraging, Marine & Maritime

Local Seafood Shares in 2024

From Alaskans' Own

We’ve extended the Alaskans Own CSF Seafood Share “Early Bird Sale” until Saturday, April 20! Order now to get your wild Alaska monthly seafood shares throughout the year at a discounted rate.  White…

Arts & Entertainment, Learning & Fun, Physical Activity

Join the Circus this Summer?

Sitka Cirque for All!

This summer, we’re offering classes for teens, youth, and adults, with space in all beginner classes and all sessions of our popular pole class. And check out our two-day circus…

T&H Summer Youth Employment

Program announced by Tlingit & Haida

The Tlingit & Haida Summer Youth Internship program helps eligible tribal youth between the ages of 14 and 24 to find summer employment opportunities in almost all Southeast Alaska communities….

Arts & Entertainment, Learning & Fun

Summer Music Mondays

For Toddlers & Elementary Kids, by CBS Parks & Rec

Registration is now open for “Summer Music Mondays” – a program of CBS Parks & Recreation Dept. To Register, visit and Scroll down to the “Music” section. “Summer Music…

Learning & Fun

Summer Camps for Ages 6-12

By Sitka Parks & Recreation

Registration is open for CBS Parks & Recreation “Sitka Summer Camp.”  This summer camp is for 6-to-12 year-olds and has two 3-week sessions, both held at Blatchley Middle School. Session…

Alaska Native Culture & Language, Arts & Entertainment, Food, Gardening & Foraging, Outdoors & Recreation

NW Coast Beginning Basketry

With Aanutein (Debbie Head)

“Art S183 Harvest and Preparation of Basketry Materials” – Saturdays and Sundays from April 27 through May 5 from 9am-5pm at Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus, Textile Room 2, Downtown Juneau….

Arts & Entertainment, Education, Learning & Fun, Science & Nature

STEAM Academy for High Schoolers

By Sealaska Heritage Institute

“Opening the Box:  Summer STEAM Academy” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) for high schoolers focuses on traditional ecological knowledge and STEAM career connections – Apply by Thursday, May 2nd. Students…

Arts & Entertainment, Learning & Fun, Municipal, Outdoors & Recreation

New Parks & Rec Website

By CBS, To See Activities & Make Reservations

A New Website for CBS Parks & Rec Activities & Facilities – announcements & reservations. Find the website at You can also go to and that will take…

Alaska Native Culture & Language, Arts & Entertainment

Celebration 2024 in Juneau

May Application Deadlines from SHI

CELEBRATION:  “Together We Live in Balance” — Application Deadlines remaining in May: Whether you’re a Native artist, filmmaker, a foodie, dancer, or just eager to be a part of Celebration…

Education, Government

Kindergarten Registration

For the 2024-25 School Year

It’s time to register for kindergarten! All registration will be done online and will take about 45 minutes. Class placements for next year will begin in April, so on-time registration…

Alaska Native Culture & Language, Education

Indigenous Future Educators

Sealaska Heritage Announcement on March 6th

Indigenous Future Educator (IFE) is a paid summer internship program that provides high school and college students with experience as a Youth Day Camp Counselor with the support of a…


Head Start Enrollment 2024-25

In Sitka & Southeast Alaska

Head Start is a nationwide, federally funded program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social, physical and cognitive development of children. Head Start is provided at no cost to…

Environment & Recycling, Food, Gardening & Foraging

Sea Life Garden Compost

Produced by Petersburg Indian Association

Slow-turned in-house for a potent fish waste and alder chip-based compost. 1.5 cubic feet bags, 35 lbs. each, $15.89 (tax included). The IGAP program works hard to help recycle…

Alaska Native Culture & Language, Arts & Entertainment

Celebration 2024 Design Winner

Selected by Sealaska Heritage Institute

SHI announces winner of Celebration 2024 Art Contest. Five other entries were chosen for honorable mentions. An artist from Seattle has won Sealaska Heritage Institute’s (SHI) competition to visually represent…


Brave Heart Online Auction

Alaska Getaways - Various - Bid April 17-21

Brave Heart Volunteers Online “Alaska Getaways Auction” is Wednesday April 17th through Sunday April 21st. Bid on items including: an Inside Passage Cruise for two on Alaskan Dream Cruises, a…


Blasting in Granite Creek Area

Through April 15, Announces CBS

SECON will continue exploratory mining and blasting operations at the Granite Creek Lease Lots 2 and 3 Quarry through Monday, April 15. During this period, blasting activities may occur from…


Recycling Changes & Simplification

Per CBS April 5, 2024

Changes & Simplifications (per CBS PSA dated April 5, 2024) at Recyling Center, 802 Sawmill Creek Rd. (across from National Cemetery): CBS Public Works Dept. announces changes and simplifications for…


Spring Clean-Up 2024

Sponsored by City & Borough of Sitka

2024 CITY & BOROUGH OF SITKA ANNUAL COMMUNITY-WIDE CLEAN-UP EVENT WHO:  All RESIDENTIAL property owners are encouraged to clean up their property and haul all acceptable refuse to Solid Waste…


Rotary Duck Race Tickets

Available from Rotary Members & at Supermarkets

Are available from Sitka Rotary members and at various supermarkets, periodically from now until July (or until they are all sold).

Arts & Entertainment, Outdoors & Recreation

Keep On Pickin’ – Art Show

Celebrates Bealers April 5-14 in Juneau, Sponsored by SCS

Sitka Conservation Society is proud to present an ART SHOW celebrating the life, art, and legacy of legendary Alaskan artists Eric and Pam Bealer. This show will feature a selection…

Business, Government

Bookkeeping Help Continues at Library

Through April 3rd

Melissa Bunney will continue to offer free bookkeeping advice at Sitka Public Library through Wed. April 3rd. Topics include:  personal, business and non-profit bookkeeping, as well as understanding tax forms…

Environment & Recycling, Food, Gardening & Foraging, HIstory & Social Justice

Community Vision Podcast Club

Sponsored by Transition Sitka

Join fellow Sitkans in Transition Sitka’s Community Vision Podcast Club – kicking off Wednesday, April 3rd from 6pm to 7:30pm at the See House, behind St Peter’s Church at 611…

Alaska Native Culture & Language, Education, HIstory & Social Justice

Xóots Elementary School

Tlingit "Brown Bear" Gives New Name for Baranof School

According to a March 8, 2024 article by KCAW’s Robert Woolsey, “Baranof Elementary School in Sitka has a new name. The Sitka School Board voted unanimously on Thursday (3-6-24) to…


Scholarship & Non-profit Grant

Sponsored by Spouses & Women's Assoc. - Apply by 4/15

The Coast Guard Spouses and Women’s Association of Sitka (CGSWA) sponsors a Scholarship Award to be used for postsecondary education, including, but not limited to, colleges and universities and technical,…


For Sale: 1973 Checker Marathon Sedan

Vehicle in Sitka, For Sale from Jeff Budd

1973 Checker Marathon for sale. Asking $12,000. Used for tours in Sitka for six years, runs good, new engine and transmission. 40,000 miles, always private ownership. Questions? Call Jeff (907)…


AMHS Summer Ferry Schedule

Available For Booking on Alaska Marine Highway

The AMHS 2024 Summer Schedule is now available for reservations – extending from January – Sept. 2024. “We’re pleased to announce the release of the 2024 summer schedule. Our focus…

Municipal, Volunteer

Municipal Boards, Commissions, Committees

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer positions are available on the following Municipal Boards, Commissions, and Committees: Animal Hearing Board (category specific seats) Historic Preservation Commission Investment Committee Local Emergency Planning Committee Parks and Recreation…

Science & Nature

U.S.-Built Spacecraft Lands on Moon

Per Feb. 22nd NY Times story by Kenneth Chang

A U.S.-built spacecraft lands on the moon for the first time in half a century. For the first time in more than 50 years, an American spacecraft has landed on…

Learning & Fun

Soccer Club by Sitka Rush

Spring 2024 Youth Soccer K-12

Registration is now open for Sitka Youth Soccer Spring Season – open to all Sitka youth, K through 12th grades. Soccer takes place Sundays and Wednesdays from March 17th to…

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